Fascinating web app from @mistertim :

>I did a little experiment to see if I could surface and ‘ritually eulogise’ deleted wikipedia articles at the point at which they’re deleted, using the MediaWiki Recent Changes API. Here’s the result: a tiny web app which listens to the feed and produces a eulogy (the name of the article, it’s life dates, and its reason for deletion, if given), and rings a bell for each one.


This post is worth a read also: timcowlishaw.co.uk/a-note-on-g


I've put together a survey about the Small Internet (#gopher, #gemini, individual webpages, small community sites) and I would love your input. If you are a small internet user, please spend a few minutes and fill in your thoughts. I'm especially interested in the open response questions. This will help inform an upcoming conference talk I'll be giving at https://mch2022.org

Also, please boost this on fedi as much as possible and feel free to re-share on other social networks and in other communities. The more responses the better.

#smallweb #smallinternet

(btw if you're interested in trying out mastodon and looking for a community of people doing critical research on design and digital technology, you'd be very welcome to join us on assemblag.es !)

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This isn't just a technical concern but a political one too - engaging only with large tech businesses means ceding control of our how our research findings are communicated to them, and makes us beholden to their priorities and interests

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Worth mentioning in the communicating research findings session at that the big social media platforms aren't the only option for disseminating research findings online: worth looking at open source & federated alternatives eg WordPress, Mastodon too.

"Compost Epistemology"—a new piece of writing, or rather, a bundle of clippings, put together in the time since reading "Garbage Heap" by @cj steinea.github.io/notes/2022/0

Políticas radicales en las tiendas de teléfono del Raval

El meu amic Xavier m'ha dit que fa unes dècades, TV3 van presentar una versió doblegada a Català de la telenovel·la anglesa 'Eastenders', que es va diure 'Gent del Barri'. Tinc moltes ganes de veure'l però no ho he trobat! Algú sap on es poden veure uns clips?

Word-count accountability 

No more on the methods paper today, but ~600 words of various proposals, research statements and bios for various things, as well as a full day of work-work. That counts, I think?

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an intruiging tell wrt Google's approach to ethics, in this Google statement. "He is a software engineer, not an ethicist". In other words, the engineer should not worry about ethics, they've got ethicists on the payroll for that. Worrying about ethics is not the engineer's job. That perception means you yourself can stop thinking about ethics, it’s been allocated, and you can just ta


#AI #sentience #singularity

Your stupid nerd computer toy isn't special just because it kinda looks like it can talk English

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My position on the machine sentience discourse: full animism of absolutely everything or GTFO.

This is a PSA

Please remember people:

- Replace twitter.com by a 'nitter' instance - it allows you to read stuff on the bird site without the annoyances.

- Replace reddit.com by a 'teddit' instance in the same way

- Put your annoying newspaper link after 'archive.is' for the same result.

If we all work together on this one, we can all make Mastodon a better place!

Thank you!

This is the end of this PSA.

Word-count accountability 

methods paper - 1090 words

(not particularly happy with any of them apart from the couple of hundred that are newly added bibliography entries)

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Word-count accountability 

methods paper - 621 words (before starting today)

I want to hear the local bands that you loved when you were involved in your local music scene.

If you're still involved, send me some bandcamp links. If you stopped going to local shows fifteen years ago, it's time to rip your CD-Rs.

Son dos quarts de deu, i en Xavier, el meu amic, professor de català y guía arquitectònica de Barcelona m'està explicant els secrets místics del temps en català.

Em va resultar molt fàcil, sempre penses en el futur cuan calculis el temps. Una actitut que m'agrada.

(ie: Once you admit publicly that programming itself is not actually that hard and the interesting / difficult part of it is actually about figuring out relations with and models of the world, you're both bound to a responsibility in how you make things and what you choose to make, and you can also kiss goodbye to those sweet overinflated day rates)

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